Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 September 2021

The Things We Love

This year’s 2021 Write Around the Murray festival theme is ‘The Things We Love’. We’ll explore the people, places and things we love, in all their challenging complexity and diversity.

Join us for an exploration of the things that make life worth living. That call on our courage, resilience and creativity.

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Festival program available Thursday 12 August 2021

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Meet our authors and guests


Our team

Write around the Murray is driven by a passionate advisory committee and festival team.

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Author submissions

Authors and publishers are invited to send submissions anytime. We're always looking for presenters to share stories, ideas and expertise with our audience.

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Our competitions give writers the opportunity to show their talent, hone their skills and engage with peers in the writing community.

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Watch and listen

Thursday 14 September 2017
Sunday 9 September 2018
Sunday 13 September 2020
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Read. Write. Welcome.

We are incredibly proud of the amazing line-up of Authors, Illustrators and Journalists who have been involved in the festival over the years. Take a look back at all the fun we've had!

View past festival highlights

Stay in the loop

Write around the Murray
Friday 23 July 2021

WAM Festival ready to reshape

We're covering all our bases with a mix of both live and online events. Despite so many uncertainties, WAM still promises to bring a few surprises like nothing before.

Events and Activities Write around the Murray
Monday 19 July 2021

Bringing together Australia’s greatest storytellers

We’re looking forward to welcoming audiences back to Albury Wodonga and are gearing up for a jam-packed Write Around the Murray festival in 2021.

Monday 17 May 2021

2021 AlburyCity Short Story Award, entries are now open.

The annual AlburyCity Short Story Award returns to Write Around the Murray in 2021, with entries now open for 3,000-word stories on any theme.

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